With the newer Chevrolet Cruz models the thermostat housing itself is made out of aluminum. You don't want to use a steel wire brush or sandpaper. It does not happen all the time. Started vehicle about ten minutes into drive, could smell coolant from engine and vehicle slowed and chimes came on with dash reading: engine overheated stop car and turn off engine. In most cases, people are just getting the entire assembly despite the fact that the leak could come from several different areas. Vehicle Fitment Summary To confirm that this part fits your vehicle, enter your vehicle's Year, Make, Model, Trim and Engine in the Compatibility Table.
In addition, whenever the heater was activated, a burning odor was present. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. Note: Sometimes the same Reference number can appear multiple times on one diagram. The contact stated that coolant was leaking from the vehicle. Because the engines are smaller, they may not generate the same amount of heat at idle as a larger or older engine.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. However, so far, when we locate a leak in this area we've actually found a broken plastic fitting on the coolant tank recovery hose itself. This happens in all situations, moving or standing still. The vehicle was then pulled over on the freeway shoulder and the coolant added. We've seen anything from loose or broken clamps to a crack in the nipple on the bottom of the overflow bottle. The newer replacement units have a nice thick O-ring.
There is a fix, put a new engine in, it's already been out for a leaking rear main seal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. If you need any further assistance or information please let me know. Calling dealer in colorado springs again. Since this is a specialized fitting fused right onto the hose, the only way to complete the repairs becomes to replace the part.
Parts are shown individually with their own Ref , while sub-assemblies may show multiple parts within a square or circle in the diagram with its own corresponding Ref. I also experience a shack when the car is at an idol. I cannot get Chevrolet to fix this and they said that they'll not fix it just replace coolant just for 2016 after then they'll not replace leaked coolant. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Cruze. My 2011 Chevrolet Cruze over heated and I was sent a letter that Chevrolet company would replace the coolant once it get low. Of course they don't consider the coolant leak a part of the powertrain warranty.
See symptoms and replacement tips for Honda pulleys. Something when its cold is causing coolant and oil to leak. The contact safely maneuvered to the shoulder and stopped. Whether you are enhancing your Cruze experience or customizing your interior, we are here to help you. The procedure includes removing the four bolts to separate the housing from the engine block. Sixteen months and 17,000 miles of old car smell in a new car, tired of it. Also review the notes section in the compatibility chart for additional specifications about this part.
The failure mileage was 76,000. Found many service bulletins for these items and 2 recalls for this problem. As a result, the contact stated that the engine and other electrical parts were no longer protected against water, mud, or any other road conditions. I told them that this coolant is also inside the cab of my 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and they said that I would be charged to have my 2011 Chevrolet Cruze checked for reason of leak but once coolant is leaked out or low they would replace it. The engine types may include 1. The video above shows to fix minor leaks in the coolant hoses in your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.
Engine reboots are temporary fix, but the computer seems to be taking out systems 1 by 1. Depleted coolant reservoir caused the engine to overheat after driving for about seven minutes. Parts are shown individually with their own Ref , while sub-assemblies may show multiple parts within a square or circle in the diagram with its own corresponding Ref. After inspecting a few of these failed coolant thermostat housing parts on several different years, you find different types of failures. The replacement part comes with a generous O-ring that does an excellent job of sealing. This fix is not easy as the entire dash needs to be removed, but a good tech can do it and resolve this issue. To confirm that this part fits your vehicle, enter your vehicle's Year, Make, Model, Trim and Engine in the Compatibility Table.
Again general motors corporation legal agent said that's the legal offer and if not agreed active case file would be closed. This fuse supplies current to the thermostat heater. Hint: You might find antifreeze leaking from the recovery tank hose. Dealer attempted to fix but there appears to be an issue with the design of the system. We provide more information about it at the end of the article. The manufacturer was not notified. I have been on several forums for chevy Cruzes and it seems like there are lots of people with this issue as well.
Although a coolant leak from the thermostat housing remains the most common issue, additional problems can cause a coolant leak and a check engine light. With that said, while you're addressing the leak from the thermostat housing you should be aware of this common problem area. The newer electric thermostats are designed to fix that problem. However, some of these automobiles came through with the 1. This hasn't happened for the Chevrolet Cruze coolant leak yet.